Sketch Released of Man Wanted for Alleged Attempted Luring

11-year-old girl told Sparta Police man asked her several times to get into his car.

A sketch was released Tuesday of a man wanted for an attempted luring incident last month when an 11-year-old girl was repeatedly asked to get in his car as she was walking home from the school bus in Sparta.

The incident occured on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. when a man asked a girl to get in his car after she got off her bus near the intersection of Sussex Mills Road and Lambert drive, according to a report released by Sgt. John Paul Beebe.

Beebe said the 11-year-old was approached by a white male driving a tan/brown older model Audi, which the girl described as beat up.

The male asked the girl several times if she wanted a ride, until he fled the scene once the girl's adult relative arrived, according to Beebe.

Beebe said the girl described the alleged attempted lurer as a while male in his 30s, with brown hair, and a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm.

The composite sketch is based on the victim and other witnesses’ description and accounts, Beebe said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Terrence Mulligan at 973-729-3017. Your identity will be kept confidential. 

Police ask residents to report any suspicious activity in neighborhoods immediately by dialing 911. For all non-emergency situations, call 973-729-6121.


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